MS Emily White

MS Emily White


  • Educational assessment (Item response modelling)
  • Inclusive education (Special educational needs, vision impairment)
  • Teacher training (Video-based professional learning)



  • Emily White is a Research Fellow and sessional lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education within the University of Melbourne. She is also a qualified vision impairment specialist and physical education teacher at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre in Melbourne, having previously served in curriculum coordination, specialist, itinerant, and classroom roles across a range of settings for over fifteen years. Emily has lectured sessionally for the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University in New South Wales, in partnership with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Her research interests include developing assessments to understand the abilities of students with disability, particularly vision impairment, for the purpose of informing teaching, digital literacy for students with disability, and supporting improvements in pedagogy for students with disability.   


Member of

  • Vision Impact Research Group. Member 2018 - 2023
  • South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI). Category 2 - Qualified Specialist Teacher (Vision Impairment) plus Professional Learning 2019 - 2022
  • International Council on the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI). Member 2017 - 2020


Selected publications


Education and training

  • Master, SpEd (Sens imp), The University of Newcastle 2014
  • BSci, HPE, University of Virginia 2004
  • Master, Teaching, University of Virginia 2004

Awards and honors

  • SIG 15 Special Educational Needs Conference Poster Prize for Junior Researchers, European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), 2018
  • Melbourne Education Research Institute Research Higher Degree Travelling Scholarship, 2017
  • Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry Scholarship, 2014
  • National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I Scholarship, 1999


Available for supervision

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